World #3 – Residents of ‘the most Instagrammed street in Paris’ demand gates to keep out tourists

Tuesday's World Events - March 12, 2019


1. For FRANCE, give the following information:

  1. capital
  2. location/the countries that share its borders
  3. the religious breakdown of the population
  4. the type of government
  5. the chief of state (and head of government if different) If monarch or dictator, since what date has he/she ruled? – include name of heir apparent for monarch
  6. the population

Find the answers at the CIA World FactBook website. For each country, answers can be found under the “Geography” “People” and “Government” headings.

2. For FRANCE:
a) list the who, what, where and when of the news item
b) What experiences do residents have that have led them to this request?
c) What points did they make about the people who come to their street to take photos?
d) What do you think? Are the residents justified in their complaints? Is a request to close the street at nights and on weekends reasonable?
e) If you disagree with the residents, what would be a reasonable solution?